Childrens Support Worker

Recruiter
Benjamin UK
Location
Winchester
Salary
£20800 - £21320/annum
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Benjamin UK is looking for Therapeutic Residential Childrens Support Workers to work as part of their team. Along with great pay we offer company pension, an excellent training package and flexible working patterns. The starting salary is £20,800 to £21,320 per annum, with increments on passing probation and gaining experience & qualifications.

Benjamin UK was founded over 10 years ago, driven by a passion to protect the rights of societys most vulnerable children as well as for quality, innovation and product excellence, the company has developed into a highly trusted organisation. Our brand has become recognised and well respected for delivering services in 5 counties and accepting nationwide referrals. We provide 24 hour wrap around and fully integrated therapeutic care.

The Therapeutic Residential Childrens Support Workers will be responsible for:

* Supporting young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and young people experiencing mental health problems
* Helping promote a stimulating, caring and culturally appropriate environment for the young people
* Providing practical and emotional support to young people under the guidance of the Management team
* Work closely with young people, their families and professionals according to programmes and plans that have been implemented
* Assist the individual to live a full and meaningful life that develops their potential and promotes their rights

We provide full training for applicants who have no previous experience and are interested in care as a career whether it is after college or before retirement however there are limited spaces.

The successful Therapeutic Residential Childrens Support Workers will meet the following criteria:

* Hold a full clean driving license for at least 1 year due to insurance
* Have a Diploma / NVQ 3 in Caring for Children and Young People or commitment to work towards this qualification
* Possess excellent communication and organisational skills
* Have the ability to develop and promote positive working relationships with individual service users, their family and professional colleagues
* Have a desire to succeed
* Have a degree in psychology, criminology, mental health, nursing or similar ideally but not essential

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS and references.

The hours of work are 40 per week, based on shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

We are looking for dynamic and committed individuals with leadership qualities. If you feel you meet the criteria for the Therapeutic Residential Support Worker positions, please apply online today